12.14.2007

警惕

From Wikipedia:The Divine Comedy

Dante passes through the gate of hell, on which is inscribed the famous phrase "Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate", or "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here"[1] Before entering Hell completely, Dante and his guide see the Opportunists, souls of people who in life did nothing, neither for good nor evil (among these Dante recognizes either Pope Celestine V, or Pontius Pilate; the text is ambiguous). Mixed with them are the outcasts, who took no side in the Rebellion of Angels. These souls are neither in Hell nor out of it, but reside on the shores of the Acheron, their punishment to eternally pursue a banner, and be pursued by wasps and hornets that continually sting them while maggots and other such insects drink their blood and tears. This symbolizes the sting of their conscience and the repugnance of sin.

--胡思亂想--

小時候(年經的時候,但其實現在也沒那麼老,智慧也沒長多少,哈),覺得做人不要 judgmental,要 impartial。現在發現,寧可當一個 opinionated 又 judgmental 的人,至少那表示自己有核心思想,有原則,有在意的理想與目標。

小時候也被教導「驕傲」不好,但是對自己有信心才能驕傲,對自己的工作品質很在意,有認真努力付出之後,為何不能因引以自傲呢?以前在出版社工作時,從同事身上學到的 ownership 觀念,非常受用。

會引上面但丁神曲的內容,是在聽政論節目的時候,聽到洪裕宏教授說的,他批判所謂的「明哲保身」的概念,就是神曲當中的 opportunists and outcasts,這些人會永世在冥河外受苦。Wiki上的描述,看著就怵目驚心。自詡中立公正不阿的,眼見大是大非不能伸張還只會喊著政府應該只要照顧民生經濟就好的人,遇到紛爭不敢說出自己心中真正見解,選擇鄉愿、偽善假裝中立的人,包括我自己在內,依照神曲的描述,最後的下場,連地獄都進不了,而是在冥河岸邊徘徊流浪,成為孤魂野鬼,在良心不安與發出惡臭的罪惡狀態下,永世不得超生。

嗯,夠恐怖的了。

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